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Police Officer Noah Shahnavaz

Elwood Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, July 31, 2022

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Reflections for Police Officer Noah Shahnavaz

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Police Officer Noah Shahnavaz. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends, and all Members of the Elwood Police Department, Indiana.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

August 5, 2022

Thank you for your service Officer Noah Shahnavaz as a police officer and Army veteran. Many condolences to your family blood and blue for the loss of your life. Your sacrifice was not in vain.

Deputy Kristina Berry
Bexar County Sheriff's Office (San Antonio, TX)

August 4, 2022

May God's grace bring peace to your family and fellow officers. Thank you for your service. Another hero taken to soon.

Sgt Wm C Elliott (retired)
Campbell County Sheriff's Office VA

August 4, 2022

Your sacrifice Officer Noah Shahnavaz will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service to the citizens and visitors of Elwood. May God watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers during this terrible time. God's Speed Noah!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

August 4, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Police Officer Noah Shahnavaz. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends, and all Members of the Elwood Police Department, Indiana.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

August 3, 2022

"Somebody killed a policeman today,
And a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died."

Author Unknown

E.C.Proft Chief Criminal Deputy (Retired)
Island County Sheriff's Office

August 3, 2022

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

August 3, 2022

Rest easy Brother. Your Brothers and Sisters have it now. Justice will prevail. God grant your family and friends peace.

Corporal (Retired) Eric Jones Sr
St. Tammany Parish S.O.

August 3, 2022

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (ret.)
Mobile County Child Support Enforcement

August 3, 2022

Prayers & Condolences
Rest in peace Officer Noah Shahnavaz

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

August 3, 2022

Rest In Peace, Officer Shahnavaz. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

August 3, 2022

Rest In Peace-My condolences to your family.

Lt L Meyers

August 3, 2022

Hearing that you passed is gut-wrenching! It always is when it's a fellow Hoosier and it's close to home. I see a lot of myself in these young men and women who serve in public safety.

Such a young, promising life of service and pride. Thank you for protecting us as a Soldier and thank you for protecting us all as a Law Enforcement Officer. I pray that the L-rd deals his justice fairly and avenges your blood. I also hope that every life you helped and touched can cope with your loss. May your family carry on and remember your love. May your friends remember that you had their backs. May your brothers in arms, your brothers in blue too, all know the honor it was to serve with you.

Wherever you are, thank you for existing and I wish your soul peace. I hope one day if I am ever to wear a LEO badge and have a deeper purpose that I am even a fleck of the man that you and others have been.

I wish I could attend your services. Our local EMA is going to direct traffic. In my absence, I send all my support and condolences to everyone hurt by this. I wish things like this never happened. Too many times our heroes leave us so soon and with barbaric causes.

Ryan J. Curry - Kokomo, Indiana
(Howard County Emergency Management, EMS #310)

August 2, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Noah Shahnavaz and the extended law enforcement family of the Elwood Police Department, Indiana.

End of Watch Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, but tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

August 2, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

August 2, 2022

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Captain E.Kemmer
Nevada State Police

August 2, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 2, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with you. No words at this time can comfort you however your son and friends was and is truly a hero.

Nina D Kistner
Daughter of Fallen Officer

August 2, 2022

Words cannot describe how your murder has affected those in law enforcement near and far. May God’s loving arms wrap around you and provide comfort to your family. Sad is the heart of the warrior when he must lay down his sword. Rest easy as your work is done.

Lt.Janice Songer, ret.
Anderson Police Dept.

August 1, 2022

You can rest easy we will take it from here.

Marion county sheriffs office
Cadet Kieran Ward

August 1, 2022

So very sorry, my young brother in blue. Rest now in peace.

Fmr Deputy Sheriff Jason Runyon #9520

August 1, 2022


Retired Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service

August 1, 2022

Senseless loss of a patriotic LEO.
Rest In Eternal Peace, “Peacemaker”.
Condolences to his parents, siblings, LE family, former military brothers & sisters and his community at large. We all, all of us, were deprived of this man’s commitment to provide exceptional service.

Thomas Huber
United States Air Force LE (retired) and Texas CSCD (retired)

August 1, 2022

Your service will never be forgotten. You are 10-42 sir, rest easy brother.

Public Safety Officer Claude Plumlee
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

August 1, 2022

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

August 1, 2022

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